Cheshire Gut and Liver Clinic

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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can present with different degrees of severity, from mild discomfort to severe pain. It must always be taken very seriously and could indicate a variety of underlying conditions. In particular, patients experiencing persistent pain must seek medical help immediately.

Abdominal pain can be due to appendicitis, diverticulitis, colitis or cholecystitis.  It also a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is not clear what causes the abdominal pain in IBS, but it is believed to be due either to abnormal contractions of the intestinal muscles (for example, spasm) or abnormally sensitive nerves within the intestines that give rise to painful sensations inappropriately (visceral hyper-sensitivity).

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